The academy shield has the light of the Holy Trinity, as symbolized in the three crosses, illuminating human education, which is represented by the open book. The sun and stars are the ever-present illumination of the Triune God in the life of every Christian. The shield is a call for all Christians to open themselves up to the light of God. Education is more than just book knowledge. It is a whole-life conversion to Truth. The Motto is “Et Verbum Caro Factum Est”, which means “And The Word Became Flesh.” The Incarnation of the Word changes everything that we know about the meaning and purpose of the cosmos. Christian education and the pursuit of Wisdom begins with the unique historical event of the Incarnation.